Medstead and Four Marks railway station
|Medstead and Four Marks|
|Place||Four Marks, Hampshire|
|Original company||Alton, Alresford and Winchester Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Southern Railway |
Southern Region of British Railways
|August 1868||Station opened|
|5 February 1973||Station closed|
|28 May 1983||Station reopened|
|Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
Medstead and Four Marks railway station is a railway station in the English county of Hampshire, serving the villages of Medstead and Four Marks. At 644 ft above sea level, it is currently (2016) the highest operational standard-gauge railway station in Southern England.
Opened in August 1868 as Medstead, it changed to its present name on 1 October 1937. The passing loop was removed, signal box closed and station destaffed in January 1967. It closed in 1973.
It was reopened on 28 May 1983 by the preserved Watercress Line, which runs from Alton to New Alresford. The Stationmaster is Keith Brown. The footbridge (currently on the country end) is from Cowes railway station on the Isle of Wight. Beside the station is the Signal and Telegraph department, which also houses the Permanent Way Gang and the Building Department.
|Preceding station||Heritage railways||Following station|
|Alton||Alton, Alresford and Winchester Railway||Ropley|